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Old 08-23-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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Finally got a 3/4 ton TV

Hooray, we finally got our proper tow vehicle! The 3/4 ton Suburban will be used to tow our 27' Airstream instead of the 1/2 ton Expedition. I have to say it was this forum that was quite instrumental in educating us on weights, engines, rear end ratios and wheel bases. (you there Eric? )

We've got the 6.0 liter engine with 410. It has nice towing mirrors, side impact bags and even a back-up camera. I can hardly wait for vacation when we can give it a good test through the mountains.
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Old 08-23-2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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Congrats on the 2500 Burb. We're on our 3rd 2500 Burb; They're the greatest. I'm anxious to hear how the new '07 performs with the Stream. Keep us posted. We haven't seen an '07 2500 on the street here yet.

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:06 PM   #3
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Totally amazing Carol! I remember messages back and forth with you on choice of tow vehicle when you went into your last Airstream venture. 2.5K load capacity? You can carry that happy pup and a whole litter of l'il ones with capacity to spare. I'm totally envious of that backup camera on your NAV system -- if that's what I think I'm seeing! Can we steer every other new 25' and up purchaser your direction? Congratulations!!

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:07 PM   #4
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Congrats. You are going to love having a backup camera for hitching. I have one on my TV (VW Touaerg) and I can do single approach hitchups in seconds!!!
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:36 PM   #5
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Splendid Choice!...

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Old 08-23-2006, 05:39 PM   #6
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looks good!

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Old 08-23-2006, 06:05 PM   #7
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The grille even looks happy!

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Old 08-23-2006, 06:47 PM   #8
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Hi wheel interested--It's a beauty, and just perfect to tow a 27' A/S. Guess maybe I'll have to move up to a 3/4 ton on my next one to get those great mirrors.--Frank S
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:48 PM   #9
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Congratulations- -you have good taste.
I also bought a new ’07 Chevy &#190; ton Suburban. After almost a year of researching, evaluating and then filtering personal recommendations, I finally put down a deposit in early May and took delivery on 21 July. There were few compromised decisions because the vehicle comes with all the important towing options already included. It may sound strange but after the technical requirements were met, my wife and I spend some time deciding on the color. We chose Graystone metallic.

Wiring for the break controller was simple, but it helps to ask the dealer just where the ends of the four wires are located. Mounting the break controller in the ideal place is a compromise. I would like to fit my Prodigy controller below the Radio & AC controls and above the cup holder/tray console. Right now it’s below & to the right of the steering wheel fastened to the ‘Knee Bolster.’

After the recommended break-in period, we towed our 25’ AS to the Highland Haven Airstream Park in Virginia. It averaged 10.8 mpg towing- -so far. Last week on non-towing trip on Interstate 95 to North Carolina, it was getting 18.6 mpg @ 65 mph and 17.6 @ 70 mph over 30 to 50 miles distances with cruse control. I expect some improvement as it ages and I start using synthetic oil.
Quite an upgrade from my old ’97 &#189; ton Chevy van.
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Old 08-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #10
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Mighty cool looking rig. Enjoy.
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:12 PM   #11
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Congradulations!!! Looks like you got a good looking truck for a good looking trailer. There's gonna be no stopping you guys now. I am jealous of that camera.
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:30 PM   #12
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There's the picture!

Ooh, aaaaah! That looks great, Carol! Oreo looks pretty excited about it too!
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:46 PM   #13
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JStanley I am glad to hear about your mpg. I was fearing something horrible not knowing what to expect. I don't know where the Prodigy will go yet but the dealer is having the wiring connected for us since we had ordered the wires, we'll keep the head set at home and do that install ourselves. (Well not "we" actually "he") Have you got a picture of the controller on the "knee bolster?"

Jamie, Orie has already jumped in and slobbered on the seat, I think he's ready for a trip!

Frank, thanks. I like that I don't have to put those CIPAS on another time!!!! I am not certain where to adjust the lower ones to, since I have to do that part manually, any advice on that?

Westfalia I bet it will take me much longer than you to back up but it just has to be better than in and out in and out, since I hitch up alone often times. I am glad to hear it really is a benefit and not just a bit of gadgetry to entice.

Safe harbor the grille DOES look happy, now that you mention it.

Bob, don't say that, if I bring another dog home, I may be in the doghouse with them! It's been a long long time in the works and we were mighty close to getting an Avalanche but we decided we were SUV types at heart, though pick-ups are cool. But maybe I would have worn myself out converting it just because I could.

Brian, this will be my first Chevy, hubby has had them but somehow I always got the Fords. I have heard from people that have had Suburbans that they love them, and if you are on number three , well that is good enough a recommendation for me. But I didn't drive it looks sooo long.

Ken, thanks. I went outside and mistakenly mentioned you said superb choice and I inadvertently stumbled upon a tongue twister. LOL Everyone try saying "superb suburb" fast a couple of times without reading it. You made my trail happy already.

Thanks for the congrats John and Rich, hey you two know each other in Wisconsin? My daughter her family live in Greendale but used to live in Madison and M.ilwaukee. Rich I love your forum name hookedonclassic.

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:21 PM   #14
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Thumbs up You're Going To Love It !!

You won't even know you're towing and you'll be able to tow just about anything you want! We moved up from a 1/2 to our first 3/4 ton in June, our 10th Sub. (named "Capt. Midnight" in Carbon Metallic), and the difference is huge.

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